- Looking to save on this book? List 5 or more Used Items for sale on Amazon Local Finds within 7 days of this purchase and get Rs.250* cashback. Offer available only to customers in the cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Post Free Ad.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ FREE Delivery
+ FREE Delivery
The Curse of Surya Paperback – 24 May 2015
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Dev Prasad’s debut book, Krishna: A Journey Through the Lands & Legends of Krishna, was longlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Award. His second book, Pitch It ! was a bestseller and won the Second Prize for the prestigious ISTD Book Award. It was also nominated for the Tata Literature Live! Business Book of the Year Award. Dev Prasad is an IT professional living in Bangalore.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
Historical Fiction: The book is full of riddles entwined with historical fiction. If you're a person who gets wowed with historical fiction, this one is for you. You would be thrilled to read a historical fiction based in India.
Fast Paced Story: The story is quite fast paced and keeps you glued to the book. You will keep turning the pages to find out what happens next.
Narration: The narration is superb. Even with a complex plot and exciting twists, you don't get confused on what's happened. It is all complex but still simple.
Overall, I think this book is a must-read. It can be quickly read and you would have a pretty good time reading it. Perfect for those who like thrillers and mystery novels , with a slight hint of romance in it. ;)
The characters in the story are very well written and completely developed as individuals . Sangeeta is an intelligent woman while Alan is equally up to the task. Even Blanchard and SP Nisha are also very exhaustively written and fleshed out. Clearly each character has been given the right amount of attention and that helps the entire book very credible and very thoroughly enjoyable and riveting to the core.
It is a thriller based on Indian mythology and about the quest for Shyamantaka – a jewel believed to have been lost for 5000 years. Sangeeta Rao, the protagonist is a TV anchor in Singapore who drops everything to go to Agra for a special story and that is when she gets embroiled with a Welshman Alan Davies to find the jewel and go through a lot of trials and tribulations.
The thing about the book is the story. The plot is the king and that’s how it should be. The characters are well-etched and the banter between Sangeeta and Alan is worth it. It also has a wry sense of humour in some places, which is refreshing.
The writing sometimes seems a bit tepid but carries pace when it has to and saves the day. I loved the way the book was written and the chapters kept revealing the plot lines, keeping me glued to the edge of the seat.
“The Curse of Surya” is the perfect book to be read on a flight. Before you know it, it is over and done with. If someone asks me what thriller they must read next, which will get over soon and which will keep them hooked, I will recommend this one.
Uttar Pradesh is all set to host two major international events, The International All Saints' World Religions Conference at Krishna Janmasthan Temple in Mathura and the meeting between the Presidents of Singapore and India at the Taj Mahal in Agra. A day before the Mathura event, a Tibetan is found dead at Krishna Janmasthan, that Tibetan was a reporter working for Channel 7 TV, Singapore. Thus, Sangeeta, another reporter has to postpone her holidays to cover the Presidents meeting at Agra.
Sangeeta meets Alan Davies at Taj Mahal and they quickly become friends. Both travel to Mathura to attend the All Saints' World Religions Conference. This particular conference has become centre of attention for not just Indians but also for all important countries and the Underworld Mafia due to one of the Speakers, Swami Brij Mohan. Swamiji has promise to reveal the current location of Shyamantaka, which is not just a precious 5000 old gem but also a very powerful one.
This fun trip to Mathura takes an ugly turn when a terrorist disguised as a Sadhu sitting beside Sangeeta kills Swami Brij Mohan. SP Nisha Sharma who is incharge of Mathura Event thinks Sangeeta is also a part of the Terrorist group. Alan and Sangeeta run for their life, somehow they are convinced that finding Shyamantaka is the only way to prove their innocence and thus their Quest begins. They meet a old man, Anton Blanchard during this Quest. Is Anton a good man? Will Sangeeta and Alan Find Shyamantaka? Will they be able to prove their innocence?
Read the book to find out the answers.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
I'm glad that I found this book...
This is a great fast paced thriller that you cannot really put down.It took me 6-7hrs to finish the book.Read more